Convention

Convention may refer to:

  • Treaty, an agreement in international law
  • Convention (meeting), a large gathering of people who share a common interest
    • Political convention, a formal gathering of people for political purposes
    • Fan convention, a gathering of fans of a particular media property or genre
  • Convention (norm), a custom or tradition, a standard of presentation or conduct
  • Bridge convention, a term in the game of bridge
  • "The Convention" (The Office episode)
  • "Convention" (Malcolm in the Middle episode)

Famous quotes containing the word convention:

    Every one knows about the young man who falls in love with the chorus-girl because she can kick his hat off, and his sister’s friends can’t or won’t. But the youth who marries her, expecting that all her departures from convention will be as agile or as delightful to him as that, is still the classic example of folly.
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879–1944)

    “We’ll encounter opposition, won’t we, if we give women the same education that we give to men,” Socrates says to Galucon. “For then we’d have to let women ... exercise in the company of men. And we know how ridiculous that would seem.” ... Convention and habit are women’s enemies here, and reason their ally.
    Martha Nussbaum (b. 1947)

    No convention gets to be a convention at all except by grace of a lot of clever and powerful people first inventing it, and then imposing it on others. You can be pretty sure, if you are strictly conventional, that you are following genius—a long way off. And unless you are a genius yourself, that is a good thing to do.
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879–1944)